Changes to Open Competition at State Cup

This is a short communication to inform you of some exciting changes for the 2012 State Cup which change the previous appearance of the Open’s grades in Men’s, Women’s & Mixed.

Over the past 12 months NSWTA has received substantial feedback in relation to the configuration of the Open Divisions and how they have been delivered, both in outcomes and value to our participants.

Key to this has been the opportunity for many Affiliates to test themselves against the best the State has to offer from Open A, but then also provide an opportunity for those non “Open A” Affiliates to play against similar abilities as well.

When the State Cup was first introduced it was in a totally different structure to what it is now and was considered unique with its repechage systems. We at NSWTA believe we will be able to provide a unique experience and an enjoyment factor for all abilities.

As such the following structure will be introduced for the 2012 State Cup;

Men’s Open (42 Teams Entered)

Friday Structure-Initial Rounds

  • 10 Pools
    • o   8 Pool s of 4 Teams (3 Round Games) &
    • o   2 Pools of 5 (4 Round Games + Bye)

Saturday Structure-Graded Rounds

  • Winners of Initial Pools-10 Teams: State Cup Championship (2 Pools of 5 Teams-4 Rounds Sat/1 Round Sun)
  • Second of Initial Pools-10 Teams: State Cup Plate (2 Pools of 5 Teams-4 Rounds Sat/1 Round Sun)
  • Third of Initial Pools-10 Teams: State Cup Bowl (2 Pools of 5 Teams-4 Rounds Sat/1 Round Sun)
  • Fourth & Fifth of Initial Pools-12 Teams: State Cup Shield (2 Pools of 6 Teams-4 Rounds Sat/1 Round Sun)

Sunday Structure-5th Round & Semi Finals

  • 5th Round of all Graded Rounds
  • Top two in each pool qualify for Semi Finals
  • Winners of Semi Finals through to Grand Finals

Minimum Games per team: 7

Maximum Games per team: 10 (Champ/Plate/Bowl) 11 (Shield)

Women’s Open (34 Teams Entered)

Friday Structure-Initial Rounds

  • 10 Pools
    • o   6 Pool s of 3 Teams (2 Round Games + Bye) &
    • o   4 Pools of 4 (3 Round Games)

Saturday Structure-Graded Rounds

  • Winners of Initial Pools-10 Teams: State Cup Championship (2 Pools of 5 Teams-4 Rounds Sat/1 Round Sun)
  • Second of Initial Pools-10 Teams: State Cup Plate (2 Pools of 5 Teams-4 Rounds Sat/1 Round Sun
  • Thirds & Fourths of Initial Pools-14 Teams: State Cup Bowl (2 Pools of 5 Teams/1 Pool of 4-4 Rounds Sat/1 Round Sun)

Sunday Structure-5th Round & Semi Finals

  • 5th Round of all Graded Rounds
  • Top two in each pool qualify for Semi Finals (Champ & Plate) Winner of each pool and best second (Bowl)
  • Winners of Semi Finals through to Grand Finals

Minimum Games per team: 6

Maximum Games per team: 9

Mixed Open (32 Teams Entered)

Friday Structure-Initial Rounds

  • 10 Pools
    • o   8 Pool s of 3 Teams (2 Round Games + Bye) &
    • o   2 Pools of 4 (3 Round Games)

Saturday Structure-Graded Rounds

  • Winners of Initial Pools-10 Teams: State Cup Championship (2 Pools of 5 Teams-4 Rounds Sat/1 Round Sun)
  • Second of Initial Pools-10 Teams: State Cup Plate (2 Pools of 5 Teams-4 Rounds Sat/1 Round Sun
  • Thirds & Fourths of Initial Pools-12 Teams: State Cup Bowl (2 Pools of 6 Teams/-4 Rounds Sat/1 Round Sun)

Sunday Structure-5th Round & Semi Finals

  • 5th Round of all Graded Rounds
  • Top two in each pool qualify for Semi Finals
  • Winners of Semi Finals through to Grand Finals

Minimum Games per team: 6

Maximum Games per team: 10

N.B All Pool placing will be based on 2011 State Cup Finishing positions and where necessary the State Rankings. Additional to this all movements from the initial pool to the graded pool will be direct path and not ranked on score difference or points  

 

If you have any questions on this please let me know.

 Daniel Rushworth

NSWTA SPORT MANAGER

daniel.rushworth@nswtouch.com.au or 9558 9333




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